• 25 Pesetas 1990-1991, KM# 851, Spain, Juan Carlos I, Barcelona 1992 Summer Olympics, High Jump
  • 25 Pesetas 1990-1991, KM# 851, Spain, Juan Carlos I, Barcelona 1992 Summer Olympics, High Jump
Description

The 1992 Summer Olympic Games, officially known as the Games of the XXV Olympiad, was an international multi-sport event played in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain in 1992. Beginning in 1994, the International Olympic Committee decided to hold the games in alternating even-numbered years; as a result, the 1992 Summer Olympics were the last competition to be staged in the same year as the Winter Olympics. The games were the first to be unaffected by boycotts since 1972.

Obverse

King Juan Carlos I facing left. Name on top left, country with mingled letters below. Year at bottom.

Juan Carlos I (born 5 January 1938) reigned as King of Spain from 1975 to 2014, when he abdicated in favour of his son, Felipe VI.

In 1969, Francisco Franco, the Spanish dictator chose Juan Carlos, grandson of King Alfonso XIII, to be the next head of state, bypassing his father Juan de Borbón and expecting him to continue Franco's own authoritarian regime. Juan Carlos became King on 22 November 1975, two days after Franco's death, the first reigning monarch since 1931.

JUAN CARLOS I
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S
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A
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1990

Reverse

High jumper on right, leaping backwards (Fosbury flop) over pole just above central hole. Mintmark underneath, lettering on left with Olympic emblem. Value at bottom.

The high jump at the Summer Olympics is grouped among the four track and field jumping events held at the multi-sport event. The men's high jump has been present on the Olympic athletics programme since the first Summer Olympics in 1896. The women's high jump was one of five events to feature on the first women's athletics programme in 1928, and it was the only jumping event available to women until 1948, when the long jump was permitted.

Three strokes form the figure of a leaping athlete in the logo of the 1992 Olympic Games, designed by Spanish artist Josep M. Trias.

BARCELONA '92
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25
PTAS

Edge
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Characteristics
Type Commemorative Issue (Circulating)
Material Aluminium Bronze
Weight 4.25 g
Diameter 19.5 mm
Thickness 2.1 mm
Shape round with a center hole
Alignment Coin
Mint
Royal Spanish Mint (FNMT-RCM)

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